9 posts • joined Wednesday 31st October 2007 09:00 GMT
re: Proper BOFH actions are:
Bound to be a proper bofh after a bit of OT or dispencing with a contractor who new to much. My Moneys on the bloke with the "New Kid"
poor ikle things - stop being bullies
I have been a happy customer of 123-reg for a number of years with no major problems but in the last few years their service has started to decrease. I blame it all on the Hoff and Pipex for breaking everything.
@ Conform et al
Except I invoke "Mob Rule"
- I propose that "Anonymous Coward" is a terrorist and an Animal Activist so we should vilify him/her/it from now until eternity. Who's with me?
PS RIPA makes both a sysadmin and a security professionals role very uncertain. always remember to document and log everything you do through your helldesk system or you could be held responsible for unauthorised access of personel/private information or downloading illegal content.
Keep up the good work. I still believe Individuals should be allowed to stay anonymous and believe nominet's Opt Out scheme works very well. They check my domains with me once every two years sending out a form to my home address. I use this to enter the security code onto an online secure form to authenticate my domain. This reduces abuse but nothing can stop it completely. 123-reg have a 24 hour SLA to respond to all email queries and have even been able to resolve conflicts across registrars for me. Perhaps the UK system is better and the WhoIs database should be abolished leaving adequate registrars to manage the system properly! As you say the WhoIs database is invariably incorrect even for the registered businesses.
Spammers are unlikely to use a personal registered domain if they are trying to sell you something so Opt Out for individuals should still stand as a reasonable solution.
If the registrar is any good you should get a response within a reasonable time scale generally less than 24 hours. if you do not get a response complain to ICANN and get the registrar's license revoked.
It just takes a bit of patience. :-)
I have about six domains registered for personal use. Half are "co.uk" domains which i can opt out of showing my details:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.
Pipex Communications UK Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG] URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk
Whats wrong with doing the same for .com/.net/.org?
If you need to find where i live or contact me then you contact my registrar as they have to keep my details on record for billing purposes
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